Hunting fake news, taking stock of Chinese media strategies, aiming to inform the public in spite of it all… Our April 18 development press review focuses on the difficulties faced by those who make information.

The hunt for fake news [CONFERENCE]
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The hunt for fake news

As general elections are being held in India, Facebook has launched a hunt for fake news. In this transcript, Indian development stakeholders question the role of fake news and social media in the global backsliding of democracy across the world.

India Tomorrow part 1 podcast transcript: Fake news and the battle for information  ” , The Conversation, April 9, 2019

Chinese ambitions for media [REPORT]
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Chinese ambitions for media

Reporters without Borders unveils how Beijing seeks to impose its own information order and to control information globally. State media, intimidating ambassadors… a recipe to hurt press freedom all around the world.

China seeks to impose new world information order, worries RSF  ” , Tellerreport, March 23, 2019

Winners in prison [ARTICLE]
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Winners in prison

Journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo have been condemned to seven years in prison in Myanmar. What for? They investigated the massacre of ten Rohingyas during a Burmese army operation. As their request for an appeal has just been rejected, Unesco just honored them with the World Press Freedom prize.

Jailed Reuters journalists in Myanmar win U.N. press freedom prize  ” , Rappler, April 10, 2019

Press Freedom: alarming top 10 [ARTICLE]
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Press Freedom: alarming top 10

One Free Press has just released a list of the 10 journalists now facing the most urgent threats to press freedom globally. In Mexico, the Philippines, India, Mozambique ou Colombia, the situation is dire.

Read about 10 journalists now facing the “most urgent” threats  ” , Time, April 1, 2019

A picture is worth a thousand words [PHOTOS]
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A picture is worth a thousand words

Migrant crisis, daily life in Yemen, desertification in Tchad. The photos that won the World Press Photo 2019 contest remind us of the importance of images in information.

World Press Photo 2019: Image of crying toddler wins  ” , BBC News, April 16, 2019

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